220 TALKS ON " AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER " are still identifying yourself with your desires. We all desire various things which as a rule we do not get. Does it cause us unhappin^s ? If it does, then we are identifying ourselves with our desires. If we do not identify ourselves with the desires, then whether the thing we wish comes to us or not, in any case we are equal to either fortune. We, as souls, rise above desires and their gratification, or non-gratification. Here too, just as we spoke about changing moods, so you find changing desires; but the Self does not change, and you, the Ego, you the soul, you certainly have, whatever you know of it down here, only the one great burning, overmastering desire for progress and for the unfoldment of the higher self, and the bringing of the lower vehicles into tune as its instru- ments. That is the constant never-changing desire of the Ego. Whenever you find other desires which are not part of that, and do not agree with it, then you know those are not the Soul, and so you do not say, ^ I desire this " you say, " My desire elemental is working .again, he wants so and so; I, the Ego, wish to progress, I wish to co-operate in the Divine plan. These changing moods, these changing desires are not mine." In that way you may recognise the thing for what it is. The Master goes on: But these are only they who have not seen the Master; in the light of His holy Presence all desire dies, but the desire to be like Him.